March Paper Pumpkin Alternatives

By | March 26, 2017

Hopefully, you read my earlier post today showing the March Paper Pumpkin kit.  Now, I have two alternative ideas for projects you can make with the kit and a few extra supplies.

I love to watercolor, and Basic Gray Archival ink (which is what we got in the kit this month) is made for watercoloring!  It doesn’t smear or blur when wet.  On my cards, I stamped the images on Shimmery White Paper.  This is another favorite of mine because 1) it’s smooth so it’s easy to stamp crisp images and 2) it holds up well to watercoloring.  It’s almost as good as watercolor paper.  Watercolor paper still stays wet longer and as a result, blends better, but Shimmery White is still the bomb.

On the card above, I used Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies to cut the stitched squares.  Then, I stamped various faces with Basic Gray Archival ink.  For best results, give the images a minute or so to dry before watercoloring, and when you’re painting right over or close to the stamped images, don’t use too much water.  I watercolored with Sweet Sugarplum and Dapper Denim inks.  Then, I cut down a couple of the cards from the kit for the background and stamped the eggs with Peekaboo Peach ink.  To make the fringe, I unraveled two strands of peach baker’s twine around 18″ long.  For one, I threaded a needle with one strand and pierced the pompoms from the kit.

For my next card, I used Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies and the second smallest Layering Circles Framelits Dies to cut out the bunny face.  I watercolored the bunny with Sweet Sugarplum ink and the background (both the top and bottom layers) with a light wash of Pool Party ink.  I formed the flowers from the small ear stickers and the leftover portions of the ear stickers, which I cut out with scissors.  Finally, I unraveled two strands of Sweet Sugarplum baker’s twine and tied a bow, then glued a pompom on top of it.

Looking for more alternative ideas?  Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin with me as your demonstrator and I’ll send you a free tutorial each month with at least 8 ideas.

Additional supplies used on my cards:

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Have a great week!

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